This Day in Music History: December 15th
2001: Joe Walsh received an honorary Doctorate of Music in recognition of his musical achievement & involvement in environmental & humanitarian causes from Kent State University in Kent, OH where Walsh attended from 1965 through 1967.
1994: Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora married Heather Locklear in a civil ceremony at his Red Bank, NJ home. The couple would later divorce in 2006.
1992: Nirvana released Incesticide a b-sides, demos & outtakes collection released due to the songs circulating as bootlegs. Kurt Cobain agreed to the release of this compilation due to having complete control over the album’s artwork.
1984: U2 reached number thirty-three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Pride (In The Name of Love)” which was their first top forty single in the U.S.
1979: Pink Floyd reached number one on the U.K. Singles Chart for the only time in their career with “Another Brick in the Wall Part II” which spent five weeks on top of the chart.
1977: The Sex Pistols were denied entry into the U.S. two days before their scheduled appearance on Saturday Night Live. Elvis Costello would fill-in for them.
1973: Aerosmith made their first appearance on American Bandstand where they performed “Dream On”.
1969: John Lennon performed his final concert in the U.K. with the Plastic Ono Band as part of a benefit concert for UNICEF.
1968: Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour in blackface for a performance of “Crown of Creation”.
Dave Clark-drummer for The Dave Clark Five born in 1942
Carmine Appice-drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck & Rod Stewart born in 1946
Paul Simonon-bassist for The Clash born in 1955
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